The jewels of the Duchess were bought by her husband Edward (the former King Edward VIII) or herself. The only pieces given to the Duchess by the Royal family were the pearls of Queen Mary as a final gesture towards her son Edward and his wife, as somewhat of an apology.
Platinum, Opal, Sapphire, and Diamond Pendant, bezel-set with an opal measuring approx. 18.00 x 15.00 x 4.50 mm, framed by old European- and single-cut diamonds, fancy-cut sapphire accents, millegrain details.
Giardinetti Necklace, c. 1760, gold, silver, diaminds, emeralds, rubies, The giardinetti jewel of which this necklace is an important example demonstrates that passion for colour and flowers characteristic of the eighteenth century decorative arts was not reserved for ceramics and textiles but was also expressed in jewellery. Worn like a garland round the neck the flowers would add a festive note to the toilette of the woman who wore it, and delight the eyes of all who saw her.